Inspired vistas, intimate wineries, sun-kissed hills: this is California's celebrated Wine Country cycling landscape. The routes are ideal for biking no matter how hard or easy you want to go. On this trip, we explore valleys of world-famous vineyards, forests of soaring redwoods, perfect pastoral landscapes and the captivating Pacific Coast
There are literally dozens of Wine Country bike tours in California to choose from, so what makes our Sonoma County biking tour different? Simply, we avoid the more famous and heavily traveled portions of the Wine Country and choose to ride in the quieter and more intimate areas in Sonoma County. And while many Wine Country bike tours are long on wineries and short on cycling, our tours always emphasize the rides. Each day we even include a "breakaway", a more challenging long ride option for up to 60 miles of cycling with some substantial climbing—enough riding to please any bicycling enthusiast.
The differences are clear from the very start. We stay beneath the redwoods in the tiny and quaint Russian River town of Monte Rio, located on the meandering Russian River, midway between the Sonoma County Wine Country and the California Coast. This location makes it an ideal base camp for both a Wine Country ride and a Pacific Coast ride. But tiny and quaint doesn't mean spartan; we stay and dine at the charming and inviting Village Inn, on the banks of the Russian River.
Wonderful Tour with top-notch, excellent hotels and great dining too! The riding was challenging but doable with the Sea Ranch down the Pacific Coast on Hway 1 day perhaps MY FAVORITE RIDE EVER ON THE BIKE. Our guides (Rick & Scott) were superb... always there when needed, very helpful and great customer support ethics. We've been on many bike tours with a few different companies and this one ranks right up there with some of the best. Definitely considering another bike tour with UDC ... perhaps as soon as this coming Spring!!!
TripAdvisor Review November 2013